Fifty Fifty

Fifty Fifty

Book - 2018
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After violating protocol in her efforts to defend her brother against murder charges, Detective Harriet Blue is reassigned to a small town in the outback, where a diary outlining plans to massacre the entire town is found.
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2018.
Edition: First North American edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017.
ISBN: 9780316513227
Characteristics: 370 pages ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Fox, Candice


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Dec 19, 2018

A double storyline with double serial killers....action packed, good twists and cliffhangers
Series include Never Never...Fifty Fifty...Liar Liar...Hush Hush

Nov 16, 2018

This is a great new series! I love it and wish there was a lot more added soon! 5 stars from me! Love Ms. Blue! 💝

Nov 08, 2018

Just ok not my favorite by Fox or Patterson.

Aug 27, 2018

There seems to a trend recently toward unlikable, often violent, heroines, of which Harry Blue is certainly one. She has some complexity and is truly dedicated to her job and it is for her that I awarded the three stars.

Besides Harry, the rest of the book is populated with the biggest group of unlikable lowlifes and the few who lean toward the good are weak and ineffectual. I was pleased to read the last page and be rid of the lot of them

I wouldn't mind seeing Harry again in a book (and probably will since she will have to chase down Regan), but she needs some better supporting players.

May 25, 2018

After I read "Private India" I thought Ashwin Sanghi was the worst writer Patterson ever hired to write a book for him. No more! Fifty Fifty by Candice Fox is worse! The main characters are all wretched people and the plot is completely unbelievable. If cops are allowed to behave this way in Australia, I fear for the future of the country. I think Patterson, Inc. should hire some regular folks to read these manuscripts before they are committed to printing.

May 02, 2018

I usually read James Pattersons book quickly being pulled into the story. This however was a big disappointment, I couldn't get into it no matter how hard I tried. I finally gave up, telling myself reading is supposed to be an enjoyment. This is the first time I failed to read a book to the end by any author.

Apr 21, 2018


Apr 21, 2018

This book was a huge disappointment. I simply could not finish reading it, it was much too silly. The characters are not believable nor even very likable overall, & it read more like a children's fantasy story than suspense. JP, you need to get serious about your writing again, I miss the books of old that were so terrific! One out of 5 stars, if that.

Apr 02, 2018

Disappointing. "Never, Never" was good but way off base on this one. Couldn't hold my interest nor did I finish reading

Mar 29, 2018

I don't know what to do with FIFTY FIFTY by James Patterson and Candice Fox. This is another Harry (Harriet) Blue novel set in Australia (which adds some interesting twists). It is a fun read and I finished it quickly. The multiple story lines (all running through Harry, of course) are interesting and engaging. That said, the characters in the story are all deeply flawed people. I know most of us have some issues, but these characters have ISSUES. By itself that's not a problem, but almost everyone this novel encounters has issues. For Harry, that's OK because she is who she is and good at what she does because of her issues. But the ending of this book - clearly designed to set up the next book in a series - shows her issues going way off the track and a very dark side of her emerging, even more forcefully. And it ends very abruptly. I will probably read the next one, but if it gets too dark going forward I will probably not read another after that.

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